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    November 4, 2012
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can you believe it? they are heading into the home stretch two days until the election. and both president obama and mitt romney are taking aim at the battleground states, including virginia. >> and nobody puts big bird in a corner. hundreds of furry friends came out in support of their favorite character. we have a front row seat to the million muppet march. >> and some are calling it a must win of must wins. the redskins try to keep their playoff chances in reach against the panthers. a preview to today's matchup and a qb comparison. good morning, and welcome to fox 5 news sunday.
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i'm melanie alnwick. all eyes looking forward to the collection. we have the latest poll numbers and a weather forecast for sunday. let's take a live look outside now. looks like the washington national cathedral. actually seeing sunshine this morning. that is good news for a lot of people, certainly after a blustery saturday. gwen talbart is tracking things in the weather center. good morning. >> good morning. we're starting off nicely this morning. you're right. we're going to see a mixture of sun and clouds. and it will be cool. that has been pretty much the story of the week. let's take a look at what is going on. here's your fox 5 accu weather seattle radar composite, skies with a few clouds. ridge of high pressure building in will be in control. we'll see a good amount of sunshine today. so it's not all bad. here's a look at the highs yesterday. some 13 to 14 degrees cooler than the seasonal average. 50 at reagan international airport. 48 at dulles. cool days in chilly nights.
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it's currently 42 in d.c. 39 baltimore. 45 in fredericksburg. manassas at 34. and dulles at 37 degrees. we have a freeze watch that will kick in late tonight through monday. so make sure you protect sensitive vegetation. talking 52, partly sunny. cool with some light winds. a light northwesterly wind from 5 to 10 miles per hour. overall, i want to tell you that election day, we've got a forecast for you as well, and we are keeping our eye closely on a storm system that could impact us mid-week. those details later on. back to you. thank you so much, gwen. and the final push is on both presidential candidates are dedicating their last two days of campaigning to the battleground states.
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president obama is in new hampshire, florida and ohio today. prom is in iowa, pennsylvania, virginia and florida. yesterday in virginia, president obama wrapped up a four-stop campaign day with a chilly but energetic event in bristow at jiffy lube live. the event drew 24,000 people who listened to former president clinton and listened to the dave matthews band. >> the american auto industry is back on top. home values are on the rise. housing construction is coming back. we're less dependent on foreign oil. because of the service and sacrifice of our brave men and women in uniform. the war in iraq is over. the war in afghanistan is coming to a close. al-qaida has been decimated, osama bin laden is dead. we are safer than we were four years ago.
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we've made real progress, virginia. on the other side of the coin, mitt romney pushed for swing state votes in iowa yesterday. it's part of his tour of eight swing states leading up to election day. in his speech, he took jabs at the president and also laid out an optimistic vision for america. >> he's going to continue his war on coal and oil and gas. look, my view is, let's take advantage of the natural resources we have, make sure they're clean and abundant and bring back jobs and stop sending hundreds and billions of dollars to other nations. >> governor romney has been attracting huge crowds in these last days. political analyst mark plotkin talked with our own maureen umeh last night, weighing in on the democrats' decision to send president
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clinton to virginia. >> obviously they view bill clinton as an enormous asset. he lost virginia twice when he ran, but '96 he came close. i remember the president four years ago ended his campaign monday night in a large crowd in northern virginia. 60%, they need 60% to win virginia and the 13 electoral votes. among the nine battleground states, virginia right now is the tithest tightest in the polls. if it's as close as everybody says, i don't know how there will be declared a winner. there will be hundreds of thousands, hundreds of thousands of provisional votes cast in ohio, that is votes that cannot be counted because of absentee ballots in ohio, and they can't be counted,
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maureen, for 10 days, until november 17th. if you have a tight race and 18 electoral votes make the difference, we won't know the results in ohio on election day. early voting happening in a lot of places. the last day of early voting in the district wrapped up at 9:00 last night. now the board of elections will finalize the list of voters who haven't come to the polls so they'll be prepared for tuesday. polls will be open tuesday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. you can find your polling place on our web site, myfoxdc.com, search for polling place. police and firefighters union endorsed the expansion of gambling and a sixth casino in maryland. supporters of the plan say it will generate several thousand jobs and put money in state education coffers, but critics say there are no guarantees the money will be used for
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education and less than half the revenue is slated for education in the first place. stay with fox 5 for continuing political coverage leading up to election day and beyond. we invite you to weigh in on everything from the presidential race to the contested senate contest in virginia, and all those ballot measures in maryland. use the hashtag f ox5d.c.youdecide to tweet us your thoughts. with last week's storm over, new jersey officials announced people displaced by sandy can vote by e-mail or fax. first they have to submit an application and that will only work of course if they can find electricity. the search for power has people throughout ports of new jersey and new york lined up for gas, not just because so many stations have run out, but without electricity, the pumps won't work. fox's david lee miller has more. >> reporter: days after sandy ripped through the northeast, people looking for gas for
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their vehicles getting some relief. the department of defense setting up emergency mobile gas stations to distribute free fuel in the new york city area. there is a 10-gallon per person limit. >> i can report that 8 million gallons of newell have been delivered. i had the coast guard with us yesterday and they said the port was open and tankers were being released and that slowed down the delivery of the fuel, was tankers being held in the harbor. >> reporter: meanwhile, new jersey begins rationing gas. drivers in 12 counties now allowed to buy gas just every other day based on their vehicle license plate numbers. governor chris christie saying he hopes it will ease long wait times at gas stations and prevent a fuel shortage. >> i have no electricity. >> reporter: the mayor canceled the marathon. >> thank god he canceled the
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marathon. do you know why? it's not fair. people in staten island have homes flooded out. >> we are angry. we spent thousands to pay for hotel rooms, airline tickets. >> reporter: as recovery efforts continue, forecasters say a nor'easter could hit the region as soon as wednesday. staten island, new york, david lee miller, fox news. tense moments in loudoun county, a school bus filled with students was involved in a crash with another vehicle on i- 95. it happened around 10:00 last night. 24 students and parents were on the bus. the good news, no one was hurt. police have arrested a man they believe attacked two women. he's been identified as 19-year- old dimarco miles. investigators say he forced his way into a home on washington place northeast a week ago friday and tried to sexual assault her and stabbed her when she thought back. last friday police believe
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miles got into a dorm room at howard university and sexually assaulted another woman after pulling a knife. a robbery suspect in clinton, police say he robbed a woman on the 8700 block of branch avenue. police say he made the woman drive him several blocks away and got out near regency parkway. if you know about the man or crime, call prince george's county police. big game day for the skins. they'll try to break a two-game skid against the panthers today. we'll hear what players are saying about trying to maintain the playoff position. >> and you either agree or disagree, but there's constant talk about the comparison between rg3 and cam newton. we're going to break down the two star quarterbacks after the break. 
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in virginia, we know education means opportunity. that's why tim kaine expanded pre-k... championed higher ed and job training... helping make virginia "the best state to raise a child." but george allen has not made our kids a priority. as governor, he tried to cut funding for public schools. in washington, allen voted to end tax deductions for college tuition. and now, a budget plan that devastates k-12 classrooms-- all to pay for even more tax breaks for the wealthy. seiu cope is responsible for the content of this ad.
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apparently the presidential candidates have a reason to keep a close eye on the state of the skins. that's because the skins have historically been a reliable predictor of who wins the white house. in 17 of the past 18 presidential elections, if washington wins their final home game before voting, the incumbent party wins the white house. if they lose, the challenger wins. only time that didn't happen was in 2004. they face the panthers today in what you could call a must win of must wins. at this point they are 3-5 after last week's loss to the steelers and the skins were never in that game. that's the first time this has happened all year. skins only won one game at fed ex field in three tries this season. >> want to be 4-5. we just want to still have that chance, that fighting chance, and i feel
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like we have that opportunity here. we just have to, you know, take advantage of our opportunities. last week we fell short of that, and what better way to get the taste out your mouth than going out here this sunday and coming up with a big victory. >> going into the bye at 4-5 looks so much better. you feel like you're more in it. we can't continue to get ourselves any more of a hole than we're already in. obviously, november and december when the games are really important, you don't want to have to, you know, technically win out to put yourself in a playoff position. >> the day of football begins with the fox 5 redskins pregame show at 11:30 this morning, followed by fox nfl sunday at noon, and then the skins and the panthers from fed ex field here on fox 5. kickoff at 1:00. not only is it their final game before the bye week, but a homecoming. the organization will welcome more than 150 other redskins and they'll be treated to the
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rg3/cam newton show. lindsay murphy looks at the media hype surrounding today's matchup. >> got that world class speed. >> will it be as explosive as michael vick? >> reporter: everybody is talking rg3. he's like michael vick, like cam newton. >> i'd rather be compared to aaron rodgers, guy like that. you want to win. that's our biggest goal here. that's what this game is all about. it's not about me versus cam newton. it's about us getting a win. >> i completely applaud him for saying don't compare me to cam. he just got in the league. i want to be compared to those who have won super bowls, because that's all i'm thinking. >> reporter: sure, players worry about playing, but the rest of the football world is enjoying comparing the two athletic quarterbacks. griffin can run the ball. he's already rushed for 476 yards and six scores this
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season. >> rg3 is going to outrace everybody! >> reporter: cam, not too shabby, either. just a season ago he set the nfl record for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback with 14. this year, he's the panthers' leading rusher. >> fires down field. >> reporter: through the air, their stateds are close. both have over 1700 passing yards. rg3 has eight touchdowns, cam five. some may argue cam is better with his feet, griffin with his arm. >> it's not my job to fight off comparisons. it's something that's inevitable. >> he's an excellent quarterback. skill sets similar in ways of having the ability to run a football. that's about it. some things that he does in this game that i don't do and things i do that he doesn't do. >> reporter: it's understandable these two draw comparisons, both heisman winners both run the option in the nfl and both are tough to
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stop. but they are different. cam has 3 inches and some 28 pounds on griffin. he's more of a goal line threat, while rg3 can take off anywhere and create a big play. so what's the verdict in the locker room? >> cam is a bigger body himself, but i like what robert is able to do in the pocket, throw the ball and spread the ball around. but, you know, i'm biased, robert is my guy. >> i really don't see the comparison. totally different quarterbacks to me. >> they both beasts with the ball in their hand, you know. i was a big fan of cam newton's when he was coming out of college and same with rg3. >> that was lindsay murphy reporting. coming up, we'll have more on something you don't normally see in washington, d.c. it is the million puppet march and a colorful demonstration, and it's in response to mitt romney's big bird debate quote to cut funding for pbs. we'll show you more when we come back.    
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pamela howze: it just seems s le such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us, again.
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he's taking us backwards. george allen is the last thing we need in washington. anncr: the democratic senatorial campaign committee is... responsible for the content of this advertising. what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade.
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hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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making headlines this morning, tragedy in georgia. two police officers were killed when the helicopter they were riding in crashed near northwest atlanta. it happened while they were on the hunt for a missing child. it appears the chopper clipped power lines and went down in a cvs parking lot. more backlash for lance armstrong. a 15-foot billboard of armstrong was symbolically burned at a bonfire celebration in southern new england last night. the sign said, for sale, racing bike, no longer required. part an annual event where organizers mock a current figure. armstrong had his seven tour de france titles stripped and banned for professional quicklying for life for using performance-enhancing drugs. proof this is an historic election. both campaigns, the political parties and independent groups aired over 1,015,000 ads
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between june 1 and october 29th. almost 40% more than the ads that ran during the same period in 2008. in all, the presidential candidates spent more than $1.8 billion on commercials since april. marches on washington aren't unusual. marches with puppets, those are unusual. though it sounds like something that's all in good fun, it did carry a serious message. they want the federal government to continue funding pbs. john henrehan shows us the million puppet march. >> reporter: there weren't a million puppets on the streets of washington, d.c., but at least a thousand people, many of them with cloth and furry friends, turned out for what they called the million puppet march. [ chanting ] >> reporter: the million puppet march was organized as a response to a debate comment made by republican presidential candidate mitt romney, who was expressing concern over
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mounting federal deficits. >> i like pbs. i like big bird. i actually like you, too. but i'm not going to keep spending money borrowed from china to pay for it. >> welcome to our march. isn't this nice? look at this. all these nice people here to support pbs and we were total there were snacks. so which way are the snacks? >> we love the muppets. we love sesame street. the only channel i let my son watch. cutting that is a catastrophe. >> reporter: he intentionally brought this puppet of nixon. >> he was a supporter of public television. >> reporter: others say there are budget definite fits what can you cut? >> can't cut kids out of
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everything. regardless of budgets and whatever else we have to spend. education is most important to everybody. >> reporter: the two internet organizers of march, who had never met, did ask members of the crowd to make donations to public broadcasting stations. in washington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. we're back with your look at what's upcoming, new and noteworthy. it's your capitol run down for the week of november 5th. monday, 10:00 a.m., the supreme court hears arguments in the case comcast versus burnred, examining if cable companies are becoming monopolies. tuesday november 6th is election day. 6:30, the national press club will host a watch monday. wednesday, november 7th, brookings institution will examine the election results. that starts at 10:00 a.m.
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thursday, november 8th at 9:00 a.m., former senators tom daschle and bill frist appear together to talk about health care improvement, where will it go from here? and on friday, november 9th, congressman chris van hollen is the keynote speaker at the world affairs council annual conference at 9:00 a.m. at the may flower hotel. you'll find us on myfoxdc.com and on twitter, hashtag capitol rundown. i'm tom fitzgerald. see you next week. in the near future all about election coverage, and coming up, the impact of superstorm sandy. what effect it's having on the campaign and early voting. >> plus, gwen talbart is back with a look at the weather and a work week preview. what will election day hold? stay with us. fox5 morning news will be right back.
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i don't think what we need is another government bureau accurate that supposedly knows something about job creation. i think it would be helpful to have a president who actually understands job creation. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor is offering, sure ain't change. >> president obama and governor romney trading jabs again as the race gets down to the wire. the candidates now on a mad dash around the battleground states to make their closing arguments. and in new york, chris wallace and the rest of the fox news election team are getting ready for the big night. first, it is fox news sunday and we say good morning to chris wallace. >> here i am, all by myself in the big election headquarters here in new york. but on tuesday night, it will be filled with all kinds of people, going over the numbers and trying to explain it to people. getting pretty exciting. >> chris, at this point do you think there's really anything
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left for the candidates to do that would change the voters' minds? >> i really don't think that's what the candidates are about now. i think it's really about turnout. if you haven't decided by this point who you're going to vote for, i think there's a good chance you're not going to vote at all. really, when as these candidates are talking themselves literally hoarse, traveling the country, what it's really about is trying to energize their base, to get them to vote, either vote early, send in the absentee ballots or turn out on election day and maybe try to persuade other people who might not be bothered voting. it's really about the turnout game and that's what we're going to focus on today. >> so more than 27 million people, though, i'm reading have already voted in 34 states. in some cases it's more republicans that have come out, in some cases it's more democrats that have come out in the states that have released those numbers. anything we can divine from that? >> yeah, i think a little bit.
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i would say that compared to 2008, generally speaking, take ohio for example, the president is underperforming. hasn't gotten nearly as many early votes as he did in ohio four years ago. romney is doing a lot better, overperforming when mccain did four years ago. the question is, will that be enough for romney to take ohio or does it mean it will be a closer race than it was in 2008? >> most are wondering, chris, are there any surprises that could happen election night? we look at the polls and numbers and things have either been going trending up for romney or obama staying in the lead. i'm hearing now pennsylvania might be back in play. could there be any surprises? >> absolutely. and that's one of the things i keep asking myself. i'll give you three states i think could give an early indication. if virginia or florida goes for obama, and i don't know they'll be able to call it early, but if they were to go for obama, i think that romney may be gone.
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i don't see how he gets to 270 electoral votes without winning both states. even if he wins them, doesn't necessarily get there. conversely, you mentioned pennsylvania where romney is today, hasn't been there since labor day, and if obama were to lose pennsylvania, i think it's a strong indication romney will be the next president. you know, having said that, i'm not sure any of those three things will happen, which means we're in for a long tuesday night. if any of those three were to happen, i think you'd have a big surprise and early indication. >> your guests on the show today, david axelrod, and rich beeson, political director for the romney campaign. what will you be hoping to learn from them today? >> with axelrod, we're going to talk about libya, because there's unanswered questions. some say the president is running out the clock for the
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election. then we'll talk to both he and the political director, we'll look at the electoral map, we'll look at the turnout numbers and try to get a sense of who is in the position of strength and who is in a position of weakness as we head into the last 48 hours. >> chris, good to talk to you, just to days before the election. hopefully we have something new to talk about. >> i expect by next sunday we'll know who the president is. i hope so. thanks so much, chris. >> thanks, melanie. >> you can catch fox news sunday at 9:00 a.m. after our show. gwen talbart joins us again in the studio. my gosh, yesterday was really like i felt like it was, oh, boy, winter is here. >> we've had really cool conditions and the winds haven't helped. given us some windchills. so we are at that time of year now, unfortunately, where things are cool. so let's take a look at what is going on for today. few clouds across the area. but plenty of sunshine for you. ridge of high pressure is in
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control. not too bad overall. but it is chilly outside. and here's a look at your current temperatures now. 42degrees at d.c. 39 baltimore. 46 to the south in fredericksburg and 37 degrees at dulles this hour. cool nights aren't going anywhere and we have a freeze watch in effect for areas of north central maryland. that begins late tonight and will continue right through until monday. make sure you protect vegetation you have. midday today, a few clouds. there's a big football game today at fed ex and partly sunny skies. kickoff at 1:00. about 49 degrees. so i suggest you take a really warm jacket and make sure you bundle up and be prepared. it's going to be kind of chilly sitting out there. i'm keeping my eye on a coastal storm that could impact us mid- week, and those details coming up and a look at the all important election day forecast in a bit.
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>> everyone has their eyes on that. thanks so much, gwen. president obama and mitt romney duke it out, and others are getting in on the action as well. two bulls went horn to horn in kenya, africa to predict a winner to tuesday's election. we'll show you who came out on top. >> and maryland native seth mitchell gets ready for his next fight. the latest on his prep for a possible heavy weight title match and his recent visit to the redskins' locker room. mitt romneo i believe e supreme t... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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we were told to build a 30-foot stage. gathered the guys and we built that 30-foot stage, not knowing what it was for. just days later, all three shifts were told to assemble in the warehouse. a group of people walked out on that stage and told us that the plant is now closed and all of you are fired... i looked both ways, i looked at the crowd, and...we all just lost our jobs. we don't have an income. mitt romney made over 100 million dollars by shutting down our plant and devastated our lives. turns out that when we built that stage, it was like building my own coffin, and it just made me sick. [ male announcer ] priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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look, the reason i'm in this race is there are people that are really hurting today in this country. and we face this deficit -- could crush the future generations. and republicans and democrats both love america but we need to have leadership --
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leadership in washington that will actually bring people together and get the job done and could not care less if it's a republican or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. in the buzz bin, a different kind of battle between obama and romney. two bulls named obama and romney literally locked horns during a politically themed fight on the streets of kenya. crowds gathering to watch the match inspired by the u.s. presidential election. and like the race, there can only be one winner. in this case, we hear obama the bull took it home. another battle on the horizon, only this one takes
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place in the boxing ring. maryland's seth mitchell takes a step towards the national championship. dave ross sat down with the undefeated fighter. >> here with undefeated rising heavy weight contender, seth mitchell going up to atlantic city november 17th to take on jonathan banks. that means bad news for banks. how are you? >> good. >> everything well? >> yes. >> the night is still on -- fight is still on, with the aftermath of sandy, still good to go, correct? >> as of now, still good to go. i'm in the heart of my training and getting ready for the 17th. and everything is smooth sailing. >> on schedule? >> on schedule. >> you know what people are saying. you know they want to see you fight, and i know your team has a plan that's been in place. do you feel like you're getting closer to being on that threshold of taking on one of those guys? >> definitely. i believe if i continue to do
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what i've been doing, continue to win, look impressive and learn, that's the key thing is i'm learning in each and every fight. and i have to continue to do that and ultimately stay healthy, no more setbacks as far as injuries, i believe i'll be ready to challenge for the title. latter part of 2013, early part of 2014. >> i know you were at redskins' park. everything that doesn't know your story about playing linebacker at michigan state. when you went back to a football place, do you feel like, man, i wish i could put those pads on one more time? >> it felt good. just to smell the locker room, the sweat, things of that nature, and seeing some of the players in there, it brought back fond memories of me at michigan state university in the weight room talking to the players. i'd be lying if i said it didn't feel good.
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>> mike hanahan didn't try to recruit you? they need help on that defense. can't wait on the boardwalk against banks. you have your fan base behind you. we want to talk about etiquette. will we be friends -- i don't know if we're friends now -- >> wow. >> if you left and went somewhere else, would i still be friends with you? >> good question. another good question, does bad body language lead to bad performance? >> look in the mirror. >> see you after the break. woe is me. i have to wonder if they're friends. weather folks still friends. looks like we could see a coastal storm mid-week. chilly day today. all the details are just ahead. stay with us. we'll be back after the break. presidident obama: there's justo quit in america...
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and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom;
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boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-building here at home. that's the right path. so read my plan, compare it to governor romney's... and decide which is better for you. it's an honor to be your president... and i'm asking for your vote... so together, we can keep moving america forward. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. with resolve deep clean powder. the moist powder removes three times more dirt than vacuuming alone while neutralizing odors for a clean you can see, smell and really enjoy. don't just vacuum clean. resolve clean.
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some of the top stories this morning, the presidential race heading into the home
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stretch. two days left. the latest polls have the presidential candidates neck and neck. the "washington post" poll shows romney with a 1 point lead at 49%, and the poll released yesterday has the candidates tied at 48%. it could be days before gas shortages are straightened out in new york and new jersey. both states now rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. drivers can fill up every other day depending on their license plate. governor cuomo says trucks from the department of defense are setting up mobile gas stations. president obama says the federal government is working around the clock to help sandy victims. speaking at the fema headquarters in d.c., he warns there is a long way to go, but working towards recovery is his number one priority. >> i can assure you everybody on this team, everybody sitting around this table has made this a number one priority and this continues to be my number one priority. there's nothing more important
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than us getting this right and we're going to spend as much time, effort and energy as is necessary to make sure all the people in new york and new jersey and connecticut know that the entire country is behind them. >> the president set out a list of priorities, including power, clearing out flooded areas and debris removal. he encourages people to contact 1-800-621-fema for assistance. we talked so much about that part of the country, but west virginia, i was looking this morning, still dealing with power outages and in some cases knee and waist deep snow. >> they got a lot of snow in that area. and now we're bracing for another storm system. let's take a look at what's happening here. beautiful fall foilage still out there to enjoy. today, the sunshine, few clouds. it's a cool day, and those cool days will be sticking around for a little bit. just prepare yourself. typical fall weather as we
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always say. today sun and clouds. that's what we're looking at. we have cool days and chilly nights that are going continue. little bit of a warmup toward the end of the week. tropics are calm in the atlantic, and we also have a mid-week storm threat we'll be talking about as well that we have to keep a close eye on. highs yesterday, 50 at reagan national. 48 at dulles. the same at bwi thurgood marshall. some 13 to 14 degrees below the seasonal average. that chilly weather is kicking in. ridge of high pressure is in control, and that will set us up for a good amount of shine into this afternoon, if you're planning out to enjoy it. 37 at manassas, 37 dulles. 40 hagerstown. martinsburg, 41. 42 at washington, with 43 degrees at annapolis. here's a look at what's going on for tonight through monday. a freeze watch in effect.
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the areas you see here shaded in blue, i expect to see sub freezing temperatures there. so protect any kind of sensitive vegetation and cover them up. the jet stream setting us up, chilly and cool conditions across the area. not much of a warmup in the beginning of the week. warm conditions to the south. we have the remnants of sandy moving out. but keeping a close eye on a system over to the west, and that will be part of our storm system as we head through into next week that we have to watch closely. election day, chilly conditions in the upper midwest, bit of snow. warm and sunny to the south. pacific northwest looking at showers. east coast, looking at mainly sunshine, but to the southeast, some rain from that same system. that system is leaving us with a lot of questions. we're looking at the possibility of system from the west merging with the system that's going to be up over the upper midwest, over the great lakes, and as it pushes down to
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the south, moving its way up the eastern seaboard. some of the models don't have the merge happening. some of the models have that system tracking out to sea. another model or two has it being close to the coast. now the track of that system is the huge question mark giving us a big challenge. whatever happens, looks like this will be a pretty big rain event more than anything else. could see more snow, however, over areas of the appalachians, unfortunately. 52 today. winds from the north. 5to 10 miles per hour. 36 overnight. here's your accu weather seven- day forecast, plenty of sunshine, but wednesday could see the heavy rainfall. still a lot of questions with that system, especially the track of it. >> we know everyone in the weather center will keep looking. thanks, gwen. >> we will. on to sports and the
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wizards face the celtic in their home opener. tied with less than 3 minutes to go. kevin seraphin hits the jumper. pierce hits a three pointer. boston wins 89-86. >> majority of that team won a world championship, and that's not an easy thing to do. so they've been through it. makes it tougher, no question. again, that's the only way, as a young kid, that you're going to learn is to be thrown into the fire and do it. another big game in town, it is united in their first post season game in five years hosting the red bulls in game one of a home in home series. no score, united kitchen sends the service in the box. deflects off a defender into the net, giving the black and red a one goal lead. four minutes later, corner
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kick, header in front. united comes down with the ball, but falls into the net. game one ends in a 1-1 tie. game two of the series is wednesday. >> we dug in, in the end we got a point. we got to go there and do our job. we know what we have to do now. i guess we're looking forward to it. unfortunate we don't have andy. i'll look at the tape and see what went down. college football, maryland took on georgia tech with shawn petty at quarterback. they had lost four quarterbacks to season ending injuries. petty had just six days to control. petty on the option, gets strips and fumbles. recover on maryland's 33-yard line and take advantage and score on a 5-yard touchdown run. georgia tech wins 33-13. petty completed 9 of 18 for 115 yards. navy hosted florida
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atlantic. seeking a sixth win to become bowl eligible. second quarter, navy trailing 10-7. reynolds finds brandon turner for the 14-yard touchdown. way to go. navy wins 24-17. other local scores, virginia beat nc state, and howard over hampton 20-10. skins take on the panthers today, and this is the first meeting between cam newton and robert griffin iii. what about sportsmanship between former teammates? wisdom martin and dave ross go off the wall. welcome to another funky edition of off the roll. dave ross, wisdom martin. sunday, your guy, cam newton, right here to take on rg3. panthers against the redskins. go back one year, about this time, and cam newton was the talk of the town.
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the talk of the nfl. a year later, people are going into his body language saying he doesn't have really good body language, versus our guy rg3, who despite being 3-5, has tremendous body language. put any stock into that? >> no, i don't. first of all, body hang has nothing to do with how you perform on the football field. body language at a press conference has nothing to do with it. look at your body language after i beat you down every day, and you still keep coming back. >> keep your head up! >> the problem is the team he's on. >> you don't think that has anything to do with his performance on sundays? >> he has no offensive line. >> if you hang dog it every day, you're going to have bad performances. >> it's a press conference. jay cutler -- >> finally you smiled, and you project. that's what we want cam to do. >> first of all, let me finish my statement. jay cutler has bad body language 24/7 and nobody is saying a word about him. >> people say it all the time.
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>> no, they don't. >> they say it all the time. they say, he's got terrible body language. >> cam newton is on the wrong team. rg3 is fine. good match up. >> cam, be like rg3. >> be like me. >> speaking of interesting, let's just say situation down there in south beach, okay. they've got a new guy, ray allen, used to play with the celtic. >> free agent. >> yes, but was offered more money by the celtics though stay put. instead, he took less money to go down to miami. fine, that's his choice. but do you have a problem with kevin garnet now giving his old buddy the cold shoulder? >> who cares what he thinks? he didn't have to get approval -- >> i'm not talking to you anymore. >> exactly. like if i went to another station, would i need your approval? >> yes, you would. >> i wouldn't and i wouldn't care. allen wasn't going to get that
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much playing time with the celtics anyway. tried to trade him twice already. >> the organization did. there's a difference. >> last time i checked, it's the boston celtics, not the kevin garnet, bald-headed -- >> i like the intensity. if you want to keep it on the court and have competition, i say, old school, that's the way they did in the streets. >> i have a problem with people shaking hands after the game, too. >> you have a lot of problems. >> i have lot of problems. >> and i'm going to beat you down and i won't talk to you after the game. >> i'm not talking to you right now. when we come back, a look at the election weather and your week forecast. we had a good group of people. good group of employees out there. this was a b booming place. and mitt romney and bain capital turned it in to a junk yard. i was suddenly, 60 years old. i had no health care.
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i'm barack obama and i approve this message. welcome back to fox 5 morning news sunday. gwen and i were talking about we've seen pictures on twitter this morning, the new york city marathon is canceled, but hundreds and hundreds of marathoners gathering to get on the staten island ferry to go and distribute supplies to storm victims. i posted one of those pictures on my twitter. one of those great things we see. >> i'm happy to hear that. they need the help. monday into tuesday, monday plenty of sunshine. tuesday is voting day, folks, election day. hopefully you'll get out and vote. a few cls